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Proverbs 6

MSG 1 Dear friend, if you've gone into hock with your neighbor or locked yourself into a deal with a stranger, NIV 1 My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, if you have struck hands in pledge for another, MSG 2 If you've impulsively promised the shirt off your back and now find yourself shivering out in the cold, NIV 2 if you have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth, MSG 3 Friend, don't waste a minute, get yourself out of that mess. You're in that man's clutches! Go, put on a long face; act desperate. NIV 3 then do this, my son, to free yourself, since you have fallen into your neighbor's hands: Go and humble yourself; press your plea with your neighbor! MSG 4 Don't procrastinate - there's no time to lose. NIV 4 Allow no sleep to your eyes, no slumber to your eyelids. MSG 5 Run like a deer from the hunter, fly like a bird from the trapper! A Lesson from the Ant NIV 5 Free yourself, like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the snare of the fowler. MSG 6 You lazy fool, look at an ant. Watch it closely; let it teach you a thing or two. NIV 6 Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! MSG 7 Nobody has to tell it what to do. NIV 7 It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, MSG 8 All summer it stores up food; at harvest it stockpiles provisions. NIV 8 yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. MSG 9 So how long are you going to laze around doing nothing? How long before you get out of bed? NIV 9 How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep? MSG 10 A nap here, a nap there, a day off here, a day off there, sit back, take it easy - do you know what comes next? NIV 10 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest-- MSG 11 Just this: You can look forward to a dirt-poor life, poverty your permanent houseguest! Always Cooking Up Something Nasty NIV 11 and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man. MSG 12 Riffraff and rascals talk out of both sides of their mouths. NIV 12 A scoundrel and villain, who goes about with a corrupt mouth, MSG 13 They wink at each other, they shuffle their feet, they cross their fingers behind their backs. NIV 13 who winks with his eye, signals with his feet and motions with his fingers, MSG 14 Their perverse minds are always cooking up something nasty, always stirring up trouble. NIV 14 who plots evil with deceit in his heart-- he always stirs up dissension. MSG 15 Catastrophe is just around the corner for them, a total smash-up, their lives ruined beyond repair. Seven Things God Hates NIV 15 Therefore disaster will overtake him in an instant; he will suddenly be destroyed--without remedy. MSG 16 Here are six things God hates, and one more that he loathes with a passion: NIV 16 There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: MSG 17 eyes that are arrogant, a tongue that lies, hands that murder the innocent, NIV 17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, MSG 18 a heart that hatches evil plots, feet that race down a wicked track, NIV 18 a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, MSG 19 a mouth that lies under oath, a troublemaker in the family. Warning on Adultery NIV 19 a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers. MSG 20 Good friend, follow your father's good advice; don't wander off from your mother's teachings. NIV 20 My son, keep your father's commands and do not forsake your mother's teaching. MSG 21 Wrap yourself in them from head to foot; wear them like a scarf around your neck. NIV 21 Bind them upon your heart forever; fasten them around your neck. MSG 22 Wherever you walk, they'll guide you; whenever you rest, they'll guard you; when you wake up, they'll tell you what's next. NIV 22 When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you. MSG 23 For sound advice is a beacon, good teaching is a light, moral discipline is a life path. NIV 23 For these commands are a lamp, this teaching is a light, and the corrections of discipline are the way to life, MSG 24 They'll protect you from wanton women, from the seductive talk of some temptress. NIV 24 keeping you from the immoral woman, from the smooth tongue of the wayward wife. MSG 25 Don't lustfully fantasize on her beauty, nor be taken in by her bedroom eyes. NIV 25 Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes, MSG 26 You can buy an hour with a whore for a loaf of bread, but a wanton woman may well eat you alive. NIV 26 for the prostitute reduces you to a loaf of bread, and the adulteress preys upon your very life. MSG 27 Can you build a fire in your lap and not burn your pants? NIV 27 Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned? MSG 28 Can you walk barefoot on hot coals and not get blisters? NIV 28 Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched? MSG 29 It's the same when you have sex with your neighbor's wife: Touch her and you'll pay for it. No excuses. NIV 29 So is he who sleeps with another man's wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished. MSG 30 Hunger is no excuse for a thief to steal; NIV 30 Men do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his hunger when he is starving. MSG 31 When he's caught he has to pay it back, even if he has to put his whole house in hock. NIV 31 Yet if he is caught, he must pay sevenfold, though it costs him all the wealth of his house. MSG 32 Adultery is a brainless act, soul-destroying, self-destructive; NIV 32 But a man who commits adultery lacks judgment; whoever does so destroys himself. MSG 33 Expect a bloody nose, a black eye, and a reputation ruined for good. NIV 33 Blows and disgrace are his lot, and his shame will never be wiped away; MSG 34 For jealousy detonates rage in a cheated husband; wild for revenge, he won't make allowances. NIV 34 for jealousy arouses a husband's fury, and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge. MSG 35 Nothing you say or pay will make it all right; neither bribes nor reason will satisfy him. NIV 35 He will not accept any compensation; he will refuse the bribe, however great it is.